Judgment Day

Judgment Day Rosh Hashana, the first day of the seventh month, is known as “Yom HaDin” – “The Day of Judgment”. We have received that on this day God sits on the throne of judgment and judges all the inhabitants of the earth. One would expect that the prayers of this day would emphasize a plea for mercy in this judgment.

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Jewish Self-Identity; an excerpt from “Covenant Nation”

In his description of the sense of Jewish self-identity that preceded Christianity, Boyarin has forgotten a key element in that sense of self-identity. The Jewish people did not just see themselves merely as a community; they saw themselves as a community that stands in a special relationship with God. Obviously, some Jews took this relationship more seriously than did others, but being a Jew meant being tied up with God.

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Jeremiah 10:23

1000 Verses – a project of Judaism Resources Jeremiah 10:23 Justice and kindness are prominent themes in the Jewish Scriptures. Jeremiah, Micah (6:8) and Moses (Genesis 18:19) all put these concepts at the center of our relationship with God

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Devotion and Rationalizations – Excerpt from Kosher Reality

Devotion and Rationalizations The Jewish attitude toward those who promote devotion to Jesus is no different than their attitude toward those who promote devotion to the sun. All of the qualities that one may believe that Jesus possesses cannot justify devotion to Him. Jesus’ supposed unparalleled popularity, his alleged ability to transform lives, his reputed courage in taking on a corrupt religious establishment and his professed humility would all be gifts granted to Him by the One Creator of all (had he possessed any of these)

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Heirs of a Legacy – Excerpt from The Council of My Nation

 The Christian Claim for Recognition as Legal Heirs to the Legacy of Israel Some Christians recognize the vital nature of the legacy of the Jewish nation. These people recognize that if there is no authenticity to the legacy of the Jewish nation, then scripture itself has no validity.

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Relationship vs. Theology – excerpt from Covenant Nation

Relationship versus Theology In his description of the sense of Jewish self-identity that preceded Christianity, Boyarin has forgotten a key element in that sense of self-identity.

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Heart of a Relationship

Heart of a Relationship Christians contend that Jesus was a manifestation of God. They compare Jesus to the fire of the burning bush that Moses saw at Horeb (Exodus 3:4), to the pillar of cloud that led the Israelites in the wilderness (Exodus 13:21), and to the Angel of the Lord that appears throughout the Jewish Scriptures (Exodus 23:20; Judges 6:12; Isaiah 63:9).

Devotion to a Distinct Personality by Annelise

Devotion to a Distinct Personality by Annelise Sometimes the worshipers of Jesus who want to share their beliefs with others try to separate three ideas, which actually can’t stand independently in this conversation. First, that there can be an ‘incarnation’ of God; not just that He is working through something in creation but that He personally is standing in that place. Second, that God has ‘compound unity in Himself’ and relationship between Himself, somehow mystically (but knowable to humans through revelation)

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Riding the Light – Excerpt from Seventh Response to D.L.

The greatest light is God’s truth. The greatest happiness of humanity is to receive that light – and God promised that humanity will one day merit to receive that light (Isaiah 60:3).

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Annelise on The Torah Path

Annelise on The Torah Path